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UN: Food supply tenuous for two-thirds of NKoreans

June 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on Monday, June 11, 2012, Jerome Sauvage, the U.N.’s Pyongyang-based resident coordinator for North Korea, speaks during an interview in Beijing, China. The United Nations has called for $198 million in donations for 2012 – mostly to help feed the hungry but also to invest in programs designed to prevent the [&hellip...

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Japan's music sensation: a group ranked by fans

June 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 6, 2012 file photo, an image of Japan’s all-girl pop idol group AKB48 member Yuko Oshima waving at fans is shown on the screen after she won the annual AKB48 popularity poll in Tokyo. More than 60 girls and young women, split into...

Pinochet homage heats up bitter debate over legacy

June 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Riot police uses a water cannon to disperse a demonstration against the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet in Santiago, Chile, Sunday June 10, 2012. Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse hundreds of anti-Pinochet demonstrators protesting the...

Europe bailout of Spain could cost $125 billion

June 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos gestures during a news conference at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 9, 2012. Spain will ask for a bailout for banks felled by bad real estate loans, in an about-face...

Karzai: US failed to consult Afghans on airstrike

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The Commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, US Marine Lt. General John Allen, center right, walks with Governor of Logar Province, Allhaj Mohammad Tahir Sabari, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June, 8, 2012. Lt. General Allen apologized Friday...

Fear lingers in blind Chinese activist’s hometown

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Wang Jinxiang, mother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, walks in the courtyard of her house where Chen was under house arrest, at the Dongshigu village, Shandong province, China, Friday, June 8, 2012. Cameras and security guards that kept Chen under house...

UN team sees massacre site in Syrian village

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An elderly Syrian man attends an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria, Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo) BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered...

Mob attacks women at Egypt anti-sex assault rally

June 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian protester waves a national flag over a tree at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 8, 2012. Hundreds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, to demonstrate against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq,...

UN official: Syria aims heavy weapons at UN staff

June 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari, right, addresses the United Nations General Assembly on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) UNITED NATIONS (AP)...

US, allies start work on transition plan for Syria

June 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner speaks in Portland, Ore. The Obama administration is warning Syria that U.N. sanctions may be near, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton heads Wednesday to Turkey to talk...